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Geography
study of where people, places, and things are located and how they relate to each other
Location
position on Earth's surface
Latitude
measure distances north to south of the equator
Longitude
measure distances east to west of the Prime Meridian
Exports
goods sent to markets outside a country
Imports
goods brought into a country
Interdependence
dependence of countries on goods, resources, and knowledge
Topography
physical features of a place or region
Climate
average weather a place has over a 20-30 year period
Republic
people choose who they want representing them
Ethnocentrism
judgement of other cultures
Capital
money that can be invested to make a profit
Imperialism
control by one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region
Cash Crops
crops that can be sold on the world market (cotton, rice, coffee, and sugar)
Population density
average number of people living in an area of a specific size
Escarpments
steep cliffs
Cataracts
large waterfalls and rapids
Mosques
Muslim houses of worship in Mali
City-state
large town that has its own government and usually controls surrounding countryside
Lineage
group of people who trace their descent to a common ancestor
Diaspora
the scattering of Africans overseas
Elite
small group of people with a high social status